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LaGrange Grangers Coach's Biography
www.lagrangefootball.com, 11 Feb 2011 [cached]
STEVE PARDUE Varsity Head Coach / Assistant Athletic Director / Running Back Coach
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• School System Position: Coach Pardue teaches Advanced Physical
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• Record as Head Coach: Coach Pardue came to LaGrange High School in 1991 as an assistant coach for the State and USA Today National Championship team. He became head coach of the Grangers in 1994, and over the past sixteen years has amassed a record of 156 wins and 39 losses (108-20 in region competition), eight region championships, and three state championships. He and his staff have received the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) Region Coach of the Year honors eight times - in 2006, five consecutive times from 2000 through 2004, and for the 1996 and 1997 seasons. Coach Pardue was awarded the 2003 Touchdown Club of Atlanta's Bazemore Award for All-Classification Coach of the Year. In 2001, 2003, and 2004, he received numerous honors including the Atlanta Journal AAA Coach of the Year, Georgia Sports Writers AAA Coach of the Year, GACA - AAA Coach of the Year, and Touchdown Club of Atlanta AAA Coach of the Year. During the summer of 2000, he was an assistant coach for the victorious Georgia team in the Georgia / Florida All-Star Game. In addition to his many coaching honors, Coach Pardue is recognized as an outstanding educator and was selected as the 2006 STAR Teacher at LaGrange High School. He also currently serves as the 4th Vice-President on the Board of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.
Pardue Hired To Coach Running ...
www.wkyt.com, 17 Dec 2010 [cached]
Pardue Hired To Coach Running Backs Steve Pardue, longtime head coach at powerhouse LaGrange (Ga.) High School, has become a member of the University of Kentucky football staff as coach of the running backs, UK Coach Joker Phillips announced.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Steve Pardue, longtime head coach at powerhouse LaGrange (Ga.) High School, has become a member of the University of Kentucky football staff as coach of the running backs, UK Coach Joker Phillips announced.
"I've watched Steve for a lot of years and how he handles himself as a coach," Phillips said. "He's earned the respect of his players and of his fellow coaches through his work on the state boards in Georgia. Being a Kentucky native, he brings a lot to the table in Kentucky and Georgia."
Pardue joined LaGrange as an assistant coach in 1991 and took over as head coach in 1994. Over the last 17 seasons, Pardue collected 161 wins, including three Class AAA state championships. The Grangers won the state title in 2001 with a 14-0 record and took home back-to-back state crowns in 2003 and 2004, featuring 14-1 and 15-0 records, respectively. LaGrange also won eight regional championships under his guidance. In addition to leading the program as head coach, Pardue coached the running backs for the last 16 seasons.
Pardue has received numerous honors through the years, headlined by a pair of citations: Class AAA Coach of the Decade by the Georgia High School Daily Report and the 2003 Wright Bazemore Award for All-Classification Coach of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta. He received multiple recognitions during the state championship seasons, including Class AAA Coach of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Sportswriters Association, Touchdown Club of Atlanta and the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association. He garnered the GACA Region Coach of the Year Award eight times, in 1996, 1997, 2000-04 and 2006.
Pardue also was recognized as an outstanding educator and was selected as the 2006 Star Teacher at LaGrange High School. In addition, he was active on the state level as vice-president on the board of directors of the GACA and the state football chairman of the GACA. He also was chosen for the Coaches' Advisory Board of the Atlanta Falcons' First and Ten Foundation.
Phillips and Pardue became well acquainted on the recruiting trail as Pardue helped develop several outstanding players who went on to wear the Blue and White at Kentucky.
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Pardue sent numerous other players into the collegiate ranks, including players such as All-SEC linebacker Sam Olajubutu at Arkansas, South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell and Florida running back Skyler Thornton.
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A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., Pardue played at Christian County High School under KHSAA Hall of Fame coach Fred Clayton.
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Pardue was an offensive lineman at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., and got his master's at West Georgia College.
Pardue began his coaching career as the offensive line coach at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Ga., in 1985. In 1986, Pardue coached offensive and defensive lines at Albertville High School in Alabama, before moving to Crittenden County High School in Marion, Ky., where he served as head coach from 1987-1990. He moved to LaGrange as an assistant for the 1991 season, coaching outside linebackers, as the Grangers won the state championship and were declared national champion by USA Today. He coached the offensive line in 1991-92 and was defensive coordinator in 1993. Pardue then took over as head coach and running backs coach in 1994.
"The number one reason I came to Kentucky is because of Joker Phillips," Pardue said.
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Pardue is married to the former Pamela Bennett of Goodlettsville, Tenn. The couple has two children, a daughter, Morgan, and a son, Chas.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT PARDUE
"Coach Pardue is a great guy.
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Playing for Coach Pardue in high school, I know he was an excellent coach and an inspirational coach. He loved the game of football and showed so much passion on the field. His energy spread throughout the whole team, and I think that's why we were so successful. - Wesley Woodyard, former Granger and Wildcat, now with the Denver Broncos
"Coach Pardue is excellent, inspiring and he always comes to work with a business-first approach where you celebrate after you take care of business attitude. He is more than a coach; he is family. - current Wildcat Mychal Bailey
"Coach Pardue is just a great all-around coach. He really has a passion for coaching and always gets the most out of his players. I think that he will really work hard with those guys (running backs) and do a great job. It's going to be nice to have him up here because of his overall knowledge of the game of football. - current Wildcat Qua Huzzie
"Coach Pardue is a great coach who knows a lot about football.
LaGrange head coach Steve ...
www.lagrangenews.com, 17 Nov 2010 [cached]
LaGrange head coach Steve Pardue, right, has stepped down as the Grangers head coach. He d been the head coach since 1994, and he won more than 160 games and three state titles. LaGrange head coach Steve Pardue, right, has stepped down as the Grangers' head coach. He'd been the head coach since 1994, and he won more than 160 games and three state titles. slideshow There was no epiphany, no dramatic moment that made Steve Pardue realize it was time to hang up his whistle.
No, Pardue has just had a feeling for awhile that this would be his final season as LaGrange High's head football coach, and he made that official on Monday when he told the school's principal that he was stepping down.
He told the players this morning, and the announcement on his replacement is expected to come this week.
"I don't like the term retiring. I'm not retiring," Pardue said. "I'm just going to change what I'm doing right now."
He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy of winning at LaGrange High.
He came to the school as an assistant coach in 1991, and the Grangers won a state title that year.
Pardue became the head coach in 1994, and over the next 17 years, he amassed a record of 161-46 that included three state championships, five trips to the semifinals, and eight region titles.
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Pardue is a man, Branch said, who made everyone around him feel that the team could accomplish anything.
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Pardue said he doesn't know what he's going to do next, he just felt it was time to step away from his current job.
"I'm at peace, and I'm excited about whatever's next," he said. "I know from a personal standpoint I've got to find something that's real time-consuming."
What that is he doesn't know right now.
He talked about possibly working in athletic administration, and of course he hasn't ruled out a return to coaching.
He did say that he probably won't remain at LaGrange High next season as a teacher.
"I'm kind of anxious," he said. "It's a leap of faith. I prayed about it, and I trust the Lord. I usually have a plan for everything I do. I don't like to fly by the seat of my pants."
Former Troup coach Bubba Jeter, who faced Pardue plenty of times as an assistant coach and head coach at Troup, has great appreciation for what his former coaching rival accomplished.
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"Coach Pardue is a man who has instilled great character and work ethic into his players," said Wiggins, who is now the senior head coach in Troup County with six years at Callaway.
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Pardue and his wife, Pam, arrived at LaGrange in 1991, and they soon realized this is the place they wanted to call home.
After 20 years, Pardue said his appreciation for his school and the community has only grown.
"I'm blessed that I found LaGrange," he said.
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Pardue, who grew up in Kentucky and played football at Austin Peay University, came to Georgia in 1985 to be an assistant at Fayette County High under Conrad Nix.
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After four years there, an opening arose on the LaGrange High staff, and Pardue applied for the position and got it.
He coached linebackers in 1991, and the Grangers went 15-0 and won a state title and the USAnational title that season.
He also coached the offensive line and was the offensive coordinator before Gary Guthrie resigned to take over the Rome High program.
The school named Pardue the new head coach, and the rest is history.
He has won a lot of games, and he and Pam have raised a family here.
They have two children, Morgan, a 2007 graduate of LaGrange, and Chas, a freshman at LaGrange.
"I was thinking the other day, we've been here 20 years," Pardue said. "I've spent more time in LaGrange than Ihave at any place in my life.
"People ask me where my home is, my response is LaGrange. This is home."
Pardue had plenty of opportunities to go elsewhere, but he and his family loved living here, and he didn't want to go elsewhere.
Finally, though, he felt the time was right, although the decision was not an easy one.
"It would have been easy if I didn't feel that way about this town," he said.
Steve Pardue, longtime head ...
www.abc36.net, 16 Dec 2010 [cached]
Steve Pardue, longtime head coach at LaGrange (Ga.) High School, has become a member of the University of Kentucky football staff as coach of the running backs, UK Coach Joker Phillips announced.
"I've watched Steve for a lot of years and how he handles himself as a coach," Phillips said. 
"He's earned the respect of his players and of his fellow coaches through his work on the state boards in Georgia.  Being a Kentucky native, he brings a lot to the table in Kentucky and Georgia."
Pardue joined LaGrange as an assistant coach in 1991 and took over as head coach in 1994.  Over the last 17 seasons, Pardue collected 161 wins, including three Class AAA state championships.  The Grangers won the state title in 2001 with a 14-0 record and took home back-to-back state crowns in 2003 and 2004, featuring 14-1 and 15-0 records, respectively.
LaGrange also won eight regional championships under his guidance.  In addition to leading the program as head coach, Pardue coached the running backs for the last 16 seasons.   
Steve Pardue, LaGrange ...
www.lagrangenews.com, 2 Sept 2010 [cached]
Steve Pardue, LaGrange High's veteran coach, knows what his team is up against.
The Newnan Cougars are 37-4 over the past three seasons, they were 13-1 a year ago, and they haven't lost a regular-season game since early in the 2007 season.
When the Cougars welcome the Grangers Friday night, they'll be trying to win their 29th consecutive regular-season game.
"You can be scared or excited," Pardue said about the prospect of facing one of the state's best teams right off the bat.
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Newnan is the kind of team, Pardue said, that will let you know where you stand as a team, and that's just what he wants.
"Ilike opening with Newnan," he said.
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"They do a really good job," Pardue said.
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The Grangers, Pardue said, are ready to play.
"I think our kids have done the work every day, and they've done a good job, especially considering this year and the temperatures," he said.
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